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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of science and engineering. She focuses on the history of women’s education in mathematics and science through the ages, from antiquity to the Enlightenment. While opportunities for women were often purposely limited, she reveals how many women found ways to explore science outside of formal education. The book examines the lives and work of three women –Sophie Germain, Mileva Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin – that provide excellent examples of how women’s contributions to science have been dismissed, ignored or stolen outright. She concludes with an in-depth look at women’s participation in science and engineering throughout the twentieth century and the current status of women in science and engineering, which has experienced a decline in recent years. To encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and engineering she advocates re-gendering the fields by integrating feminine and masculine approaches that would ultimately improve scientific and engineering endeavours.

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Dedications
  2. p. v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Part I: Views of Women’s Intellectual Abilities
  2. p. 1
  1. Chapter 1: From Ancient Times to Early Modern Europe
  2. pp. 3-19
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  1. Chapter 2: Renaissance and Enlightenment
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. Chapter 3: The Classic Arguments and Debates
  2. pp. 35-51
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  1. Part II: Scientific Education of Women from the 17th Century to the 19th Century
  2. p. 52
  1. Chapter 4: Women Who Participated in Science in Early Modern Europe
  2. pp. 55-69
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  1. Chapter 5: Education for Women in the 16th and 17th Centuries
  2. pp. 71-89
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  1. Chapter 6: Education for Women in the 18th Century
  2. pp. 91-105
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  1. Chapter 7: School and University Reforms in the 19th Century
  2. pp. 107-127
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  1. Part III: Education and Careers in Science and Engineering
  2. p. 129
  1. Chapter 8: Women in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science in the 20th Century
  2. pp. 131-144
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  1. Chapter 9: Obstacles to the Entry of Young Women into Science and Engineering
  2. pp. 145-159
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  1. Chapter 10: Recruitment and Outreach
  2. pp. 161-175
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  1. Chapter 11: Strategies to Attract and Retain More Women
  2. pp. 177-195
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  1. Chapter 12: Women in Scientific and Engineering Workplaces
  2. pp. 197-219
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  1. Chapter 13: Strategies for Equitable Workplaces
  2. pp. 221-233
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  1. Chapter 14: Developing a New Culture in Science, Engineering, and Technology
  2. pp. 235-257
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  1. Part IV: Profiles of Three Women, by Peter Frize
  2. p. 259
  1. Chapter 15: The Bold and the Brave: Sophie Germain, Mileva Marić Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin
  2. pp. 261-298
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 299-303
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 305-315
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 317-331
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 332-348
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780776618845
Related ISBN(s)
9780776607252
MARC Record
OCLC
864851766
Pages
366
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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